Johnny Eligha Deaton

Johnny Eligha Deaton

Johnny Eligha Deaton died Aug. 4, 2018, at Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility in Charleston.
Mr. Deaton was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Teasdale to the late Eligha Monroe Deaton and Dovie Lee Hollingsworth Deaton. He worked for FedEx for 12 years as a maintenance technician. Mr. Deaton enjoyed being a “salvage hunter,” tinkering with old tractors, and singing church hymns with his family. He also served as an elder at Jackson Grove Church of Christ in Enid.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. at Jackson Grove Church of Christ in Enid.
Mr. Deaton is survived by daughter Carolyn Ratliff of Grenada; son Steve Deaton of Olive Branch; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his wife Tommie Casey Deaton; son Larry (Butch) Deaton, and two sisters, Louise Collins and Sue Beard.
Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.